It is not recommended that you represent yourself in a criminal defense matter. There are attorneys that are trained, that go to school, that go through years of training to be able to be experts on the law. Experts in the courtroom, expert litigators and these experts are here and you have the right to have them represent you. Make sure that you are represented all the time. To represent yourself is like saying if you had a surgery coming up can you do the surgery by yourself.